Abraham Lincoln’s tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery, 1441 Monument Avenue in Springfield, Illinois. Lincoln (1809-1865) was the sixteenth President of the United States and led the country through four years of civil war, before being assassinated while watching a play at Ford’s Theater in Washington, DC. Born in Kentucky, Lincoln spent most of his adult life in Illinois. He was a self-educated lawyer and the first U.S. president from the Republican Party. Oak Ridge Cemetery is the second-most visited cemetery in the United States, and its 365 acres are the final resting place for over 75,000 dead.
Lincoln’s funeral train, draped in black crepe, took three weeks to get from Washington, DC to Springfield, since it stopped in many Northern cities to accommodate throngs of mourners.